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Tibet House Museum

Location:1 Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110 003, just near the Indian Habitat Center.

Time to Visit:Monday-Friday, closed on Saturday and Sunday

Preferred Timings: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Admission Fee:INR 10

Photography charges: nil, permission required

How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this museum or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.

Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Functional Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: Approx 30 minutes

At 1 Institutional Area on the main Lodi Road, near Lodi Garden lies the Tibet House, an information and resource center on Tibet. Visitants can obtain useful informations from here about Tibetan history, culture, art and tradition. The House has a museum, which was established in 1965 and exhibits a good collection of objects and artefacts brought from Tibet when His Holiness the Dalai Lama fled from the aggression of Chinese forces.

The major attractions of the museum are the rare painted rolls known as 'tangkhas' in the local language, belonging to 15th century Tibetan monasteries, beautiful Buddha figurines and antique jewellery apart from colorful wooden sculptures, musical instruments, old currency notes, carpets and ritual items. Some of the objects displayed in the museum are also the works of different Tibetan colonies of India.

The House also has a library with a good collection of books on Tibet's history, tradition and religion. There is also a shop on the ground floor that sells wonderful Tibetan handicrafts, clothes, curios, jewellery and even medicines.

 

Special Event / Annual Event

Tibet House conducts various lecture sessions and discussions on a regular basis. For details check with the local authorities, Phone-011-24611515

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Sikander Lodi's Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Mohammad Shah's Tomb in Lodi Garden, Mirza Ghalib's Tomb, Chaunsath Khamba and Nizamuddin's Shrine.

Nearby Places to Eat

Eatopia at Indian Habitat Center, The Oberoi hotel and many good Indian restaurants in Khan Market and Connaught Place.

Nearby Shopping Venues

Khan Market (all types of things but especially trendy and fashionable clothes and electronic items), South Extension Market (most commercial shopping destination), Connaught Place (jewellery, books, art galleries, leather goods and the list goes on).

Last Updated On: 2011/07/04

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